Astrodynamics Lunch & Learn: Space Mineral Resources

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Houston Section presents this Lunch & Learn organized by our Section’s astrodynamics technical committee (Chair: Dr. Albert Allen Jackson IV, members: Dr. Tim Crain & Douglas Yazell).

Subject: Space Mineral Resources, a 2015 book authorized in 2012 by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Scientific Commission
Guest speaker (invited & confirmed): Art Dula, Editor
Friday, March 11
NASA, JSC Gilruth Center, Lone Star Room

See the event flyer for more information.

RSVP on Eventbrite or on the event page.

RSVP for the Todd Barber Dinner Meeting Today!

Join us
Saturday, January 30
University of Houston Student Center, Space City Room (Room 214)

as Todd Barber, Senior Propulsion Engineer at JPL, discusses a bit on the history of Mars rovers at JPL, the scientific motivation for Curiosity, and the preparations for launch two days after Thanksgiving in 2011.

RSVP on the event page or through the Eventbrite page.

2016 Annual Technical Symposium

The 2016 Annual Technical Symposium will be held on
Friday, May 6, 2016
NASA/JSC Gilruth Center.

Submit your abstract today on the following topics:

  • Space Exploration
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Communication and Tracking
  • EVA
  • GN&C
  • In-Space Imaging
  • Space Operations
  • Life Sciences and Human Factors
  • Propulsion and Power Systems
  • SR&QA
  • Systems Engineering
  • Space Commercialization
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Avionics
  • International Space Activities
  • Astrodynamics
  • Climate Change

Important Dates to Remember

Monday, February 29, 2016 – Abstracts due to planning committee (contact us sooner if possible)
Friday, March 11, 2016 – Abstract authors notified of abstract acceptance
Thursday, April 28, 2016 – Luncheon Reservations (pay online at time of RSVP)
Friday, May 6, 2016 – Registration (all day, starting at 8:00 AM)

For more information, see the ATS 2016 page.

Volunteer at the 2016 Mars Rover Celebration

Volunteers are needed for the 14th Annual Mars Rover Celebration, January 30, 2016 on the University of Houston campus. Mars Rover Celebration is an exciting educational opportunity for primary and middle school students to learn how to build a model rover to perform a mission on Mars. For 2016, we expect 700+ children, organized into 200 teams.

Please volunteer to help with one of the following jobs:

  • Judge (Morning Shift – 8:30-11:30 am) (Afternoon Shift – Noon-3:30 pm)
  • Tour Guide [Alumni and Students, please] (Morning Shift – 10:30am-1:30 pm) (Afternoon Shift – 2:30-5 pm)
  • Logistics/Operations (Morning Shift – 7:30am-11:00am) (Noon Shift – 10:30am-2:00pm)(Afternoon Shift – 1:30-5 pm)

The flyer (MS Word) provides details on the event, the volunteer roles and the amount of time required.

Register today as a volunteer!

For more information, please contact